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Community Clinical Nurse Specialist

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year pa inc. HCAS (pro rota)
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have two exciting positions for either a community CNS or a paramedic to join the team at Meadow House hospice. The community team provides a specialist palliative care service for the residents of Ealing and Hounslow. The service also has a 15 bedded in-patient unit, psychology, psychosocial, allied health professionals, a bereavement and lymphoedema service. So you would be joining a truly multi-disciplinary team.

Patients will present with complex and specialist needs and the focus of their care will have changed from curative to palliative.

Main duties of the job

The post-holders will have a strong clinical role evaluating individual patient needs including a holistic assessment and managing a patient caseload. The post-holders will be expected to exercise a high degree of personal professional autonomy and make critical judgments to satisfy the expectations and demands of the role. Key working relationships with primary care teams are essential using excellent communication and interpersonal skills, alongside a dynamic and motivated attitude.

We require someone who can work both autonomously and as part of a team. Leadership, innovation, motivation and excellent communication skills are essential. You must have either an RN level 1 or HSPC qualification with appropriate post registration qualifications and experience. You should have a first degree or be working towards this qualification and be committed to undertaking further study to meet service need.

We will actively support you with ongoing training and development needs.

Informal visits are encouraged, for more information please contact:

Vanessa Francis, Lead Nurse, 07976 424167

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Extensive nursing or equivalent experience within a palliative care setting
  • Experience of identifying education needs and leading relevant training programmes
  • Advanced palliative nursing or equivalent knowledge and skills, including problem solving of complex issues
  • Knowledge of current nursing and palliative care agenda to include End of Life Care
  • Experience of leading change


  • Demostrate experience of implementing clinical governance and risk management systems

Education/ Qualification


  • Degree in Palliative Care or equivalent specialist setting
  • Registered Nurse - NMC registered or Qualified Paramedic HCPC registered
  • Advanced Communication Skills training
  • Level 2 Psychology training


  • Extended prescribing certificate or willingness to obtain

Skills, Atrtibutes and Abilities


  • Evidence of a flexible approach to working independently as well as within a multi-disciplinary team structure
  • Time management/organisational skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Leadership, negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Access to car or other mode of transport for work purpose
  • Basic computer skills


  • Evidence of flexible approach to working with the Primary Care Team or equivalent

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Meadow House

Ealing Hospital, Uxbridge Rd



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